Costs Draftsman/woman

Costs Draftsman/woman

32,500 - 35,000
October 20, 2022
Litherland, Sefton

Main duties and responsibilities:-



Responsibilities to include:

  • To prepare bill of costs for detailed assessment
  • To prepare cost claims for submission to opposing solicitor and the Courts
  • To undertake negotiations
  • To prepare Statement of Costs for summary assessment
  • To prepare and costs budgets
  • To prepare Points of Dispute and Replies
  • To prepare applications for interim Costs Certificates and preparing hearing bundles for detailed assessment
  • To represent the Claimant at hearings for Assessment of costs or Costs budget hearings
  • To assist in drafting High Costs Case Plans for submission to the Court/Third Party Representatives etc.
  • To liaise and advise with fee earners and support staff in relation to any costs related query
  • Drafting estimates of costs to accompany Allocation Questionnaires and Pre Trial Checklists
  • Drafting statements of costs (N260’s)for summary assessment
  • Conducting negotiations re costs issues
  • Draft Notices of Commencement to serve bills of costs on paying parties
  • Drafting points of dispute and replies to points of dispute
  • Attending detailed assessment hearings
  • Undertaking other duties reasonably required by partners or senior management

About you:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience of Cost Draftsman experience
  • Experience in drafting bills of costs for Housing Disrepair and Japanese Knotweed Claims
  • Costs negotiations experience
  • Able to demonstrate strong administrative and organisational skills
  • Excellent communication skills including oral and written presentation skills

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